As of 2015, Lifeline services offered through CenturyLink include Regular and Enhanced federal monthly support to help pay for monthly local phone service. Regular Lifeline coverage provides $9.25 in monthly support. Enhanced Lifeline coverage provides greater discounts and installation assistance. Individuals can call 1-800-366-8201 or 1-800-244-1111 to inquire about eligibility.
Federal support for Regular Lifeline coverage is $9.25 per month; however, additional support may be available in certain states. Enhanced Lifeline coverage to assist with costs and installation, offered to qualifying individuals on federally-recognized tribal lands, is available through the Link-Up program. Each household can only receive one Lifeline discount.
A related service is Internet Basics, providing discounts on high-speed Internet. This is offered in areas where CenturyLink offers Internet service, and only to individuals who have not had CenturyLink Internet service within the past 90 days and have no late CenturyLink bills.